Thursday 17 December 2015

First January birthday

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

I don't know about you, but I am not at all comfortable with these unseasonable temperatures, it was 13c when I went to work yesterday afternoon, and they have promised 14c today!!!

My card for today is for a friend whose birthday is at the beginning of January, I cannot believe it is so nearly 2016!

Quite a simple card. 
8x8 basecard from Papermania.
White pearlised card embossed with 8x8 Embosslicious Distressed folder.
Sentiment cut with Die'sire dies.
Flower cut with Sue Wilson dies.
Foliage cut with Memory Box dies.
Red pearlised card from PDA
Pins and pearl flower centre from stash and coloured with Copic marker.
I think this is my favourite embossing folder ever, and it is suitable for many occasions :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 15 December 2015

A few from our Friday night workshops...

...these were kitted up for us by friend Pauline.

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world, with not too much rain or snow for any of you...hugs.

Still coughing, but feeling so much better, thank you for your concern and best least I can give you cyber hugs without giving you the germs LOL.

At the moment, I have run out of my own cards to show you so I have fallen back on my Friday night workshop makes. These were designed by Pauline and we enjoyed making them with her, but I won't be making the lantern again, too fussy and fiddly for my taste LOL although it is very pretty!

Sorry I can't give you any details because the were cut for us, but I suspect that there may be some SU and Tonic there because Pauline has lots of both.
We each put them together in our own ways so there were slight variations. 
Would you believe that I already have a 40 Christmas card order for 2016 :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 12 December 2015

Last two cards of the season...

...just making a start on Christmas 2016 LOL.

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world and your Christmas plans are coming together...big hugs.

I had a peek out of the window and it is very dark but dry out there so far (everything crossed it stays dry but I doubt it)

I decided to save a couple of my robin cards for the end :o)

Both basecards are approx 6x6, folded and cut from A4 sheets of white linencard from The Range.
Both red and white pearlised cards are from PDA, the red one has been embossed with 8x8 Crafters Companion Leaf Vein folder, and the white one with 8x8 Embossalicious holly folder.
I gave the white one a light  dusting with chalk.
Both robins are my own photographs of course, the first one being played with in PSE5 and the second on in PSP7. Both were cut with Die-namics stitched circle dies.
Computer generated sentiments, the first one was cut with Die-namics stitched Fishtail die.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas :o)
Jackie xx

Thursday 10 December 2015

Commisssion x 2

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

I am having to type in between coughing, sniffling and sneezing so I will be brief! Hopefully it will be over in time for Christmas...

So, onto my cards for today, both very simple, this customer does love CAS.

  Both cards are 7x5, folded and cut from my usual white A4 linencard.
Silver fluted card is from PDA.
Blue card is from scrapobox.
You have seen my snowy teazel photograph before, taken about 8 years ago in my daughter's garden. I think, apart from my robins, this is my most used photograph over the years LOL.
Image and mat cut with Spellbinders dies.
Computer generated sentiment cut with SU punches, probably my most used punches ever!

This money wallet is for a 14 year old boy.
Name cut with Memory Box Alpha dies.
Stitched fishtail s cut with Die-namics dies.
snowflakes stamped with? Had the set since the year dot and I didn't save names in those days :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 8 December 2015

Christmas 63 and 64

Good morning everyone, I do hope you are not affected by the severe weather conditions at the moment, my thoughts are with those of you who are...big hugs

I have made many more Christmas card than my title hints at, but these number are just mine. I finally managed to get them posted yesterday! I have got a few spare "just in case" LOL.

Both base cards are my usual white linencard from The Range.
All red card used is pearlised and from PDA.
White pearlised card is also from PDA.
Gold linencard was given by a lovely crafting friend.
Embossing folder used on the first card is 8x8 Crafter's Companion leaf veins.
Embossing folder  on the second card is A6 size and it's so old I can't remember who it's by, maybe Cuttlebug!
Marianne diecut poinsettias on both cards.
All leaves diecut with Memory Box.
Tiny flowers punched with Woodware.
White pearls coloured with Copic marker
Sentiments are computer generated and cut with SU :o)
Jackie xx

Saturday 5 December 2015

3 very different cards

Good morning everyone, I hope you have all battened down the hatches ready for the fourth big storm in such a short time, the world's weather has gone mad, and it isn't even cold yet, at least not here in the Midlands!!!

At last, I have started writing my cards out, envelopes named and stamped but I still have to add the addresses!!! I did manage to get my overseas ones posted yesterday LOL.

As my title suggests, I have 3 cards to show you this morning, and all quite different from each other, so here they are.

 The first is a very simple card, approx 6x6, folded and cut from an A4 sheet of my usual white linencard from The Range.
Leaves cut with Crealie dies from a bit of green card from my scrap box.
Marianne poinsettia diecut from red pearlised card and the same green card as the leaves, and the centre from a scrap of pearlised buff card.
I used the same red card for the sentiment backing.
Sentiment is computer generated using the Smarty Pants font.
Stitched fishtails cut with Die-namics dies. 
Pearls from stash and coloured with Copic marker pen.

 Although it doesn't look it, this one is brown, ivory and gold.
It is 7x5, cut from A4 sheets of card.
Ivory Papermill linencard I bought from the Lovely Christine L
Brown linencard is from PDA.
I used Stampendous detail gold embossing powder for the stamped sentiment and images, all freebies from a mag.
Marianne poinsettia die again. 
Gold linen card was kindly given to me by the lovely ChristineL.

This one is quite a small A6 size. Not my size of choice but I had printed the photograph too small for a larger card.
Basecard is PMS hammered white, bought in the days when the PMS were still open!
Pewter textured card is from PDA.
My photograph, which I took about 7 years or so ago in my daughter's garden, is printed on my usual whit linencard, along with the sentiment using the Dauphin font.
Holly cut with Memory Box :o)
Jackie xx 

Thursday 3 December 2015

Christmas penguins

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs

OMG, I have normally finished all my cards and written them out by now, but I still have inserts to print then fold and cut and attach. I have to get the overseas ones finished by the weekend or they may not get them in time!!!

Oh well, onward and upward!

For my cards today I couldn't let Christmas come and go without my penguin photographs seeing the light of day again so here they are LOL. 

 Oh wow, I didn't know we could drag and drop our images now, brilliant
I said photographs, but it is actually one photograph that I took at Twycross Zoo about 2007! I feathered it then mirrored it in PSP7 to get the pair above.
Both basecards are folded and cut from A4 sheets of white linencard, one to approx. 6x6 and one to 7x5.
Both sentiments are computer generated.
Penguin pair cut with Spellbinders pierced square dies.
The single penguin cut with Spellbinders die too but I can't remember the name of it!
Mats on both cut from gold lincard, as is the Memory Box ivy.

 That's all there is to them, very simple cards indeed :o)
Jackie xx

Tuesday 1 December 2015

Friday night workshop

Good morning everyone, I hope all is well in your world...hugs to all of you who want or need them.

1st of December already and the shoppers are out in force, it was manic at the tills last night!!!

It was my turn to host our Friday night workshop a couple of weeks ago, and I didn't have time to make a sample, so I just made up 3 identitical kits (apart from colours) and we each 'did our own thing' with them LOL

Below is what we came up with :o)

Pauline's on the left, Sandra's in the middle and mine on the right.
Pauline left space on hers for sentiment.
Photograph taken in artificial light so true colours difficult to determine.

This is mine close up and taken in natural light so the colours are pretty much true!
Basecards are approx. 6x6, folded and cut from A4 sheet if white linencard.
Grey layers are from a DCWV sheet, embossed with Crafters Companion 8x8 Distressed folder, mine is grey Coredinations so I was able to sand it.
All leaves cut with Memory Box dies from DCWV card.
All flowers cut from pearlised card with Sue Wilson dies.
We raided my gems box and each used different stuff from it.
Tiny brad (had them for many years) used for my flower centre, the girls used pearls for theirs.
I pierced the white panels with Spellbinders :o)
Jackie xx